"Vale" Ken Knight OAM 4/5/34 - 4/11/20
05 November 2020
The Club is sad to receive news of the passing of Ken Knight on 4th November.
Ken Knight played and Coached at Chelsea between 1959 and 1965 and over that period he became a loyal and valued member of the Chelsea Football Club Family.
Career: 1959 - 1963, 1965
Senior Games: 74 and in excess of 100 Reserves Games.
Senior Best & Fairest: 1960
Senior Premiership: 1962, 1963
Reserves Coach 1963 - 1968
MPNFL Reserves Best & Fairest 1964
Life Member Chelsea Football Club
Ken Knight in full flight was an exciting footballer with great balance and mobility. Being of medium build he was able to manage different roles but was best suited to play in the centre. Able to anticipate the flow of play, he capitalised on making good use of the ball to provide team mates up-field plenty of opportunities.
The Club extends it's condollances to Kens' family & friends.
Post Script - Ray Stuart
Ken’s outstanding and distinguished football career at Chelsea was further embellished by his significant involvement with the Mt Eliza Football Club by leading the Club as its President 1983-84 and securing the ultimate prize of a senior Premiership in 1983.
Furthermore, it was Ken’s appointment as a very progressive Chairman of the Mornington Peninsula Football League that Ken became a household name in football on the peninsula. Ken’s passionate belief that the MPNFL would be the Victorian Country Football League’s (VCFL) top country league drove all its clubs to support his commitment in achieving much success within the VCFL’s interleague competition for each of the outstanding nine years of leadership that Ken led the MPNFL as its Chairman.
Ken’s Football achievements:
• Chelsea FC – Senior Premiership Player, Reserves Premiership Capt/Coach, & Life Member
• Mt Eliza FC – President
• MPNFL – Chairman & Life Member
• AFL – Victoria Country - Life Member